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The Road to Emmaus — Remembering the Wonder of the Story

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The Road to Emmaus — Remembering the Wonder of the Story

Stories On the Road to Emmaus Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. – Luke 24:27 “Daddy, tell me the story again. Please!” Children love stories. They do not mind if they are passed along by memory or in turning the pages of a book, just tell them a story. They will listen in wonder and ask for the same stories to be read over and over again. They cannot get enough. This is another example of why we, Christians of all ages, must become like. . .
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When Persecution Comes Jesus is With Us

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Persecution & the Gospel Lo, I am with you always. These words conclude the gospel of Matthew, which ends with the great commission — the mandate to make disciples of all nations. The commission is great not only because of its excellency, but also because of its daunting nature. Christ is commanding the eleven and, by extension, His church for all the ages to minister through Word and Sacrament to people of every tongue, tribe, and nation that they may become part of the holy nation, a people for God’s own possession. This is a calling to go into utter. . .
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Ask Paul and R.C.: Why Do Christians Still Sin?

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Dr. Sproul recently gave a sermon on Romans 7: 15-20 and tries to answer the question: Why Do Christians Still Sin? Listen here. 15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what. . .
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Lifted Up Into the Heavenlies

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The more I love my wife the more I want to be with her, enjoy her, and share all of life’s experiences with her. And what makes it all the better is to know these feelings are mutual. A few issues back I wrote an article about marriage being the metaphor for the relationship Christ has with His Church (His Bride), and not the other way around. Building on that truth, we must consider more closely our earthly marriages and the realities they reveal about our heavenly relationship with Christ. The epistle to the Hebrews is rich with heavenly truths. . .
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Gardening and THE Gardener

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Learning from Our Garden It is early May here in the Appalachians, in southwest Virginia. Everything is green. The lawn is mowed twice, could have been thrice, already. When you live in the wilderness every year is partially taken with chopping, hewing, burning the ever accumulating vegetation that abounds faster than you can whack it down. There is enough winter here to stop the machine for a few months, but by mid-March the weedy bounty has come to full bloom. We have a large greenhouse about twenty-five yards from the house, and some raised beds up on the hill above.. . .
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The Spirit of Christmas Future

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It’s too bad that Dickens’ old Scrooge is remembered in terms of “bah, humbug.” I mean, after all he did change, and his latter end was night and day compared to his rough start. I can say the same for myself… In fact, even David prayed that the Lord would not remember the sins of his youth (Ps. 25). Of course, we could say it took some extreme measures in Scrooge’s case, nighttime messengers and all. But wait–didn’t you and I experience messengers of a sort? Yes, the Holy Spirit was involved, but weren’t there some “beautiful feet” as well,. . .
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